Event: 12th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, Sept. 17-21, San Antonio
Program: Attendees at the symposium—held jointly by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, and the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians— included 1,323 veterinarians and 862 veterinary technicians. The focus was clinical monitoring. More than 450 hours of continuing education were offered. John Marshall, MD, presented the keynote lecture, "Optimizing strategies beyond evidence-based medicine." Dr. Marshall is a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. Drs. Barb Dallap and Pam Wilkins of the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center made the case presentation, "Caring for Barbaro."
American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
New diplomates: Those who passed the certifying examination conducted Sept. 14-16 are Drs. Janet Aldrich, Davis, Calif.; Jonathan Bach, Madison, Wis.; Nicole Beckel, Plymouth, Mass.; Benjamin Brainard, Athens, Ga.; Andrew Brown, East Lansing, Mich.; Benjamin Buchanan, Navasota, Texas; Elizabeth Carr, East Lansing, Mich.; Rosalind Chow, Ventura, Calif.; Benjamin Davidson, New York; Dan Fletcher, Ithaca, N.Y.; Shannon Flornoy, Silver Spring, Md.; Rita Hanel, Ocala, Fla.; Lee Herold, Gresham, Ore.; Scott Johnson, Austin, Texas; Michael Karragiannis, Columbia, Mo; Melissa Knieriem, Margate, Fla.; Peggy Marsh, College Station, Texas; Melissa Marshall, Middleton, N.J.; Rose McMurphy, Manhattan, Kan.; Annie Malouin, Philadelphia; Laura Najman, Torrance, Calif.; Yvette Nout, Columbus, Ohio; Alexander Rousseau, San Diego; Gretchen Schoeffler, Ithaca, N.Y.; Sergio Serrano, Lafayette, Ind.; Katrin Swindells, Murdoch, Australia; and Mike Walters, Springfield, Va.
Officials: Drs. Tony Mann, Columbia, Mo., president; Jan Kovacic, Lafayette, Calif., president-elect; Marie Kerl, Columbia, Mo., vice president; James Ross, North Grafton, Mass., treasurer; and Bernie Hansen, Raleigh, N.C., immediate past president
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
Awards: Ira M. Zaslow Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Douglass K. Macintire, Auburn, Ala. A 1980 graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Macintire is a professor at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. A diplomate of the ACVECC, she was honored for her extraordinary contributions through teaching, training, and leadership. Hill's Dr. Jack Mara ACVECC Achievement Award: Dr. Marjory Brooks, Ithaca, N.Y., for outstanding achievement in the areas of hemostasis and hypercoagulability in critically ill animals. A 1980 graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Brooks works at Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. ACVECC Research Grant Award: Drs. Yekaterina Buriko and Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania, for "Fresh frozen plasma administration in canine parvoviral enteritis: Effects on coagulation system and survival." Dr. Otto was also recognized for outstanding service and accomplishments while serving six years as editor of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Resident's Abstract Award, sponsored jointly by VECCS, ACVECC, and Boehringer Ingelheim: A $500 stipend was awarded to Dr. Erica Reineke, University of Pennsylvania, for "The accuracy of a continuous glucose monitoring system in diabetic ketoacidotic dogs and cats." Equine Resident Award, sponsored by Mila International: A $500 stipend was awarded to Dr. Darien Feary, University of California-Davis, for "Traumatic brain injury in horses—diagnosis, management, and outcome in 34 cases (1994-2004)." Case Report Award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health: A $300 stipend was awarded to Dr. Gareth Buckley, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for "Salami, anyone?" Technician Case Report Award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health: A $300 stipend was awarded to Amy Breton, Tewksbury, Pa., for "Muscle ischemia and reperfusion injury."
Officials: Dr. Susan M. Barnes, Leesburg, Va., president; Harold Davis Jr., Sacramento, Calif., president-elect; Dr. Robert Messenger, Charlotte, N.C., treasurer; Dr. Dennis E. Burkett, Newtown, Pa., immediate past president; Sally Powell, West Chester, Pa., recorder; and Dr. Gary L. Stamp, San Antonio, executive director
Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians
Program: The ninth certification examination was conducted. The academy also held a pinning ceremony and reception for the class of 2005.
Officials: Leslie Carter, Fort Collins, Colo., president; Elisa Petrollini, Philadelphia, president-elect; and Nancy Shaffran, New York, immediate past president
Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists
Program: The certification examination was conducted and a special lecture track was presented as part of the technician program.